Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: December 9 - 15, 2019

POLS GraphicWednesday, December 11

Toronto Star: 140,000 fewer speeding charges. How Toronto police traffic tickets fell by two-thirds, even as deaths spiked

Christian Leuprecht says much of the decline in tickets comes from the fact Toronto police are short-staffed and need to triage calls. He also commented on Global about terror crimes in the news.

Thursday, December 12

The Epoch Times: Priorities for Canada’s National Defence Go Beyond Just Spending More

Christian Leuprecht says without the NATO alliance, Canada would be a medium-sized country in the middle of nowhere with relatively little ability to assert its interests around the world.

Friday, December 12

CBC Online: Don't blame Trump: New study explores Canada's surge in asylum-seekers

Christian Leuprecht says a Canadian "dislike" for the U.S. president has given rise to a convenient — but incorrect — narrative that attributes the spike in irregular border-crossers to the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election.

Globe and Mail: Slower-than-expected economic growth to help Canada’s defence spending numbers

Stéfanie von Hlatky says the spending target is an imperfect way of measuring how much individual countries are contributing.

QR77 Calgary talk radio: How can Canada best address the illegal migrant situation

Christian Leuprecht's new study explores the best options to deal with a growing problem. He also appeared on the Roy Green Show and CJOB 6j80 Winnipeg radio.